Advantages of outsourcing IT
Roughly speaking, the disadvantages of managing your IT infrastructure yourself are simultaneously the advantages of outsourcing. We’ve listed them again:
1. Scaling up and down quickly and flexibly
Why should you buy a new server and install and configure it yourself when you can purchase it as a service in the cloud for a fraction of the purchase price? Moreover, in a data center this can be a matter of minutes, while in-house installation can take days or weeks. If your organization temporarily needs more computing or storage capacity, for example for a major project, then you only pay for the period that the server is in operation and you will not be stuck with expensive server capacity for a long time. If your ICT needs for temporary servers then decrease, you simply scale back a few servers. This will give your organization the much-discussed and much-needed agility.
2. Access to the latest technologies, now and in the future
The number of innovative and user-friendly tools and platforms in the cloud increases daily. In addition, developments in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain technology and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality continue unabated. By working with you to identify the possibilities of these technologies for your business operations and implementing them where necessary, we immediately make your IT environment ready for the future, step by step. So you will always have the latest technology at your disposal without having to invest in it yourself.
3. More time and focus for strategic IT
Outsourcing many management tasks – including things like performance monitoring, workplace security and support – gives your own IT department a lot of extra ‘air’. They can focus more on user support, projects and other management issues with peace of mind. Through Provide, you also have access to partnerships with suppliers of the technologies used, such as Microsoft, VMware and Citrix, and to a team of certified ICT administrators who bring their expertise and years of experience. You no longer need to invest in order to have this knowledge in-house.
4. More control over costs and easier budgeting
When outsourcing your infrastructure, the costs are consolidated into clear monthly amounts. This simplifies budgeting and gives you direct insight into the total cost of your IT infrastructure. These costs are also lower in the long run for many organizations.
5. Less investment and risk
By outsourcing the management of your IT infrastructure and/or network infrastructure, you get rid of the usual four- or five-year investment in ICT in one fell swoop. In many cases this benefits your liquidity, for example because you can avoid taking out a loan.